Can I retire at age 50 with 962,000?

Use the below retirement simulation to view the chances of a successful retirement.
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About Your Retirement ?
Current Age
Retirement Age
Current Savings $
Annual Deposits $
Annual Withdrawals $
Stock market crash:
Portfolio ?
% in Stocks:
% in Bonds:
% in Cash:
Modify Stock Returns:
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Modify Bond Returns:
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Modify Cash Returns:
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Modify Inflation:
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How much money do I need to retire?

This retirement calculator runs simulations based on past data from the S&P 500, 10 Year Treasury Bond, 3 month T-Bill, and US inflation. For each year of each simulation, a random return and inflation amount is chosen.

How to use: Enter your current age and the age when you retire. Then enter your current savings, the amount that you can save annually before you retire, and the amount that you plan to withdraw after retirement. Your annual deposits and withdrawals take inflation into account. For example, if you need $50,000 to live on in retirement using today's dollars, we will automatically take into account the cost of living for your retirement years. The same is true for your annual deposits. Next, decide if you'd like to simulate a stock market crash.

In the portfolio section, choose the makeup of your portfolio with stocks, bonds, and cash. Cash assumes that your money is stored in a savings account. You can then alter the future returns and inflation. For example, if the market has historically returned about 10%, but you think the future will be worse, modify the stock returns by -3%, and the future returns will average out to 7%. Investment fees can also lower stock market returns. Many index funds and ETFs offer extremely low fees and expenses.

Many people receive income in retirement, such as social security, pension plans, part time jobs, annuities, and other benefits. This would allow you to take out smaller distributions every year. Please note that taxes must also be considered, but are not used in this simulation. A 401k, Roth IRA, and Traditional IRA are taxed differently than a standard investment account, as are dividends.

Note: This assumes that the future is at least somewhat like the past. In reality, anything could happen. The Soviet Union collapsed, Japan's Nikkei Index is still well below its 1989 peak. Numerous other markets have changed drastically and never recovered. However, this online tool is helpful in retirement planning and estimating how much you might need for retirement, especially those hoping to retire early. We recommend receiving advice from a financial planner.

Want to retire with $962,000?

Depending on your rate of return and investment timeframe, you'll need to save this amount every month.
2%4%6%8%10%19.7%
1 years$79,441$78,733$78,043$77,369$76,711$73,726
2 years$39,327$38,595$37,885$37,197$36,529$33,558
3 years$25,958$25,222$24,514$23,832$23,176$20,311
4 years$19,274$18,541$17,840$17,170$16,529$13,794
5 years$15,265$14,536$13,845$13,188$12,565$9,966
6 years$12,593$11,870$11,188$10,547$9,942$7,481
7 years$10,686$9,968$9,298$8,671$8,086$5,761
8 years$9,256$8,545$7,885$7,274$6,708$4,518
9 years$8,144$7,440$6,791$6,196$5,649$3,591
10 years$7,255$6,558$5,921$5,341$4,813$2,883
11 years$6,528$5,838$5,213$4,648$4,140$2,332
12 years$5,923$5,240$4,626$4,077$3,587$1,898
13 years$5,411$4,735$4,133$3,599$3,128$1,552
14 years$4,973$4,304$3,714$3,195$2,742$1,274
15 years$4,594$3,932$3,353$2,849$2,414$1,049
16 years$4,262$3,608$3,040$2,551$2,134$866
17 years$3,970$3,322$2,766$2,292$1,892$717
18 years$3,710$3,070$2,525$2,066$1,682$594
19 years$3,478$2,845$2,312$1,867$1,499$493
20 years$3,270$2,644$2,122$1,691$1,339$410
21 years$3,081$2,463$1,951$1,534$1,199$341
22 years$2,910$2,299$1,799$1,395$1,074$283
23 years$2,754$2,150$1,661$1,271$964$236
24 years$2,611$2,015$1,536$1,159$867$197
25 years$2,480$1,891$1,422$1,058$780$164
26 years$2,359$1,777$1,319$968$703$137
27 years$2,248$1,672$1,225$886$633$114
28 years$2,144$1,576$1,139$812$572$95
29 years$2,048$1,486$1,060$744$516$79
30 years$1,958$1,404$987$683$466$66
31 years$1,875$1,327$920$627$422$55
32 years$1,796$1,256$859$576$381$46
33 years$1,723$1,189$802$530$345$39
34 years$1,654$1,127$749$488$312$32
35 years$1,589$1,069$700$449$283$27
36 years$1,528$1,015$655$414$256$22
37 years$1,470$964$613$381$232$19
38 years$1,416$916$574$351$211$16
39 years$1,364$871$538$324$191$13
40 years$1,315$829$504$299$173$11
41 years$1,269$789$473$276$157$9
42 years$1,225$751$444$254$143$8
43 years$1,183$716$416$235$129$6
44 years$1,143$682$391$217$118$5
45 years$1,105$651$367$200$107$4
46 years$1,069$621$345$185$97$4
47 years$1,034$592$324$171$88$3
48 years$1,001$565$304$158$80$3
49 years$969$540$286$146$73$2
50 years$939$516$269$135$66$2

Sample Expected Returns by Investment Class

How long will my money last in retirement? Person retiring at age 50 starting with $962,000, adding $4,273 every year, while hoping to spend $22,777 every year in retirement. These numbers increase with inflation.
Reality usually performs much different than the expected returns. This uses historical averages, but anything can happen. In general, riskier investments have greater returns on average, but more volatility in the short term.
Age Total: 100% Stocks Total: 100% Bonds Total: 100% Cash Total: 30/44/26 Blend
49$962,000$962,000$962,000$962,000
50$1,064,532$1,013,546$998,635$1,087,821
51$1,148,879$1,038,975$1,007,854$1,131,664
52$1,241,067$1,064,887$1,016,619$1,176,503
53$1,341,870$1,091,281$1,024,891$1,224,282
54$1,452,144$1,118,156$1,032,627$1,275,271
55$1,572,827$1,145,510$1,039,785$1,329,769
56$1,704,956$1,173,340$1,046,318$1,388,104
57$1,849,670$1,201,643$1,052,178$1,450,639
58$2,008,226$1,230,413$1,057,316$1,517,773
59$2,182,006$1,259,644$1,061,677$1,589,946
60$2,372,533$1,289,329$1,065,205$1,667,643
61$2,581,484$1,319,460$1,067,843$1,751,400
62$2,810,708$1,350,025$1,069,528$1,841,806
63$3,062,239$1,381,015$1,070,196$1,939,510
64$3,338,318$1,412,416$1,069,779$2,045,231
65$3,641,415$1,444,213$1,068,205$2,159,758
66$3,974,250$1,476,390$1,065,400$2,283,962
67$4,339,818$1,508,927$1,061,285$2,418,805
68$4,741,420$1,541,805$1,055,779$2,565,347
69$5,182,692$1,575,001$1,048,795$2,724,755
70$5,667,640$1,608,489$1,040,243$2,898,319
71$6,200,676$1,642,242$1,030,028$3,087,459
72$6,786,663$1,676,230$1,018,051$3,293,741
73$7,430,956$1,710,418$1,004,209$3,518,894
74$8,139,457$1,744,772$988,394$3,764,823
75$8,918,666$1,779,251$970,490$4,033,628
76$9,775,748$1,813,812$950,379$4,327,625
77$10,718,595$1,848,410$927,938$4,649,370
78$11,755,903$1,882,993$903,035$5,001,678
79$12,897,252$1,917,507$875,533$5,387,656
80$14,153,200$1,951,892$845,292$5,810,728
81$15,535,377$1,986,086$812,160$6,274,670
82$17,056,602$2,020,020$775,983$6,783,646
83$18,730,994$2,053,621$736,598$7,342,247
84$20,574,115$2,086,808$693,834$7,955,535
85$22,603,110$2,119,497$647,512$8,629,091
86$24,836,872$2,151,596$597,448$9,369,069
87$27,296,216$2,183,008$543,446$10,182,253
88$30,004,083$2,213,627$485,304$11,076,125
89$32,985,746$2,243,342$422,809$12,058,932
90$36,269,059$2,272,033$355,740$13,139,766
91$39,884,711$2,299,570$283,865$14,328,653
92$43,866,519$2,325,817$206,942$15,636,644
93$48,251,750$2,350,628$124,720$17,075,925
94$53,081,466$2,373,846$36,936$18,659,928
95$58,400,916$2,395,305$0$20,403,461
96$64,259,961$2,414,827$0$22,338,594
97$70,713,548$2,432,224$0$24,479,539
98$77,822,220$2,447,293$0$26,835,961
99$85,652,698$2,459,822$0$29,429,818
100$94,278,502$2,469,582$0$32,285,310